Paulo M. Camargo, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., F.A.C.D.
The Section of Periodontics has teaching programs for predoctoral, postgraduates, and dentists seeking less structured educational programs. For more information regarding our programs, please refer to our admissions pages.
The educational programs in periodontics are extensive with courses for dental students, residents, international preceptors and practicing dentists throughout the world.
This program provides lectures, seminars, preclinical laboratory experiences and clinical teaching throughout the four year dental curriculum. Students are exposed to a wide range of patients with periodontal problems and all students get extensive clinical experience in non surgical and surgical periodontal procedures.
Section faculty are engaged in several areas of periodontal research. One area of focus is the development of new surgical techniques to regenerate periodontal tissues around diseased teeth and implants. Another area of research has been the role of bacteria and the patient's immune system on periodontal disease. Basic molecular biological approaches to cellular regeneration are also part of our activities. Finally, there has a been a great interest in research to understand the observed association between periodontal infection and systemic health problems such as diabetes, heart and lung diseases, stroke and low-birth-weight premature births.
Our patient care responsibilities include supervising periodontal services provided by dental students in the Predoctoral Dental Clinic and resident dentists in the Postgraduate Periodontics and Implant Surgery Clinic.
Our faculty provide state-of-the-art clinical care in a private practice setting involving periodontal surgery, implant surgery and nonsurgical management of periodontal disease at the Periodontics and Implant Faculty Group Practice.